A woman came forward Wednesday to accuse Herschel Walker, the anti-abortion Republican running for US Senate in Georgia, of encouraging and paying for her 1993 abortion—an accusation that came just weeks after a former girlfriend said he did the same for her in 2009. Walker dismissed the newest allegation as he had the one earlier this month about an abortion said to have happened 13 years ago, the AP reports. "I'm done with all this foolishness. This is all a lie, and I will not entertain any of it. I also did not kill JFK," Walker said in a statement Wednesday.
The second accuser, who did not give her name, spoke to reporters via an audio Zoom call arranged by her lawyer, Gloria Allred. The woman alleged that Walker pressured her into an abortion and paid for one after she became pregnant during their six-year relationship, which she said took place while he was married to his first wife. "The reason I am here today is because he has publicly taken the position that he is 'about life' and against abortion under any circumstances when, in fact, he pressured me to have an abortion and personally ensured that it occurred by driving me to the clinic and paying for it," the woman said. She said she was not revealing her identity because she fears reprisals.
The woman said partisan allegiances were not a factor in her decision to come forward. She called herself a registered Independent and said she voted twice for former President Donald Trump, who has endorsed Walker. Campaigning on Wednesday in north Georgia, Walker seemed to blame Democrats for the latest accusation, as he did the first, saying in a written statement that they "will say and do anything to hang on to power." Allred, speaking to reporters in her Los Angeles office, detailed, among other items, cards that she said Walker gave her client and a hotel receipt. The woman said Walker gave her cash for an abortion after she told him she was pregnant. She said she first went to a clinic alone but was unable to go through with an abortion. Walker was upset, she said, and insisted they return the next day. She said he drove her to the clinic that day, waited in the car while the procedure occurred, then took her to fill prescriptions.
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